National Tree Day happening this Sunday 31 July

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Jul 292016

Hi everyone,

I’m back from holidays just in time to remind you about National Tree Day happening this Sunday 31 July.

National Tree Day is Australia’s biggest community tree planting event held every year around this time. Thousands of people get together at numerous sites around the country.  We plant truckloads and truckloads of native trees and shrubs which goes a long way in helping to offset gas emissions as well as heaps of other benefits. This year we’re celebrating the 20th anniversary of National Tree Day. Since National Tree Day started in 1996, 22.3 million native trees and shrubs have been planted by more than 3.8 million volunteers.

I’ll be going down to the foreshore just near home and spending a couple of hours planting.  I get a real buzz out of it and love to see the kids down there helping out.

It’s being organised by Planet Ark.  To find a tree planting site near you, go to or call the Hotline 1300 885000.

Further information can be found at:

Source: National Tree Day, Planet Ark,

Let’s all get involved in National Tree Day and get our hands dirty to help our precious planet!

Many thanks, Lila


Resource Management Specialist,

 Posted by at 10:15 am

Plastic Free July

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Jul 012016

Hi everyone,

Here’s a campaign that’s close to my heart.

Plastic Free July wants us to avoid single-use plastic for a month. I’ve been gradually reducing plastic in my life over a number of years. I can’t remember the last time we had plastic wrap in the house or I got a plastic bag from the supermarket and I’m always on the lookout for alternatives to plastic when out shopping.

Last year, I started buying oranges loose instead of in those plastic string type bags. I have my own cotton string bag that I’ve had for years that is just perfect to transport them home. I’ve also started to buy liquid soap, conditioner etc from a bulk store using refillable containers.

If avoiding single-use plastics sounds too hard, just try doing it for a day or a week. You can also try what’s known as the top four challenge, where you avoid straws, plastic bags, plastic bottles and takeaway coffee cups.

When you sign up for the challenge, you’ll receive tips and tricks, news and support related to the campaign. There’s also a plastic free toolbox which is filled with great ideas on how you can live without plastic. Check it out at:

For more information and to sign up, go to:

Source: Plastic Free July Doing plastic free July, Green Lifestyle

Join me on this challenge and help reduce the amount of plastics in our lives.

Many thanks



PS: I’ll be on leave for a few weeks so I thought I’d get in early to let you know its National Tree Day on Sunday 31 July. To find a tree planting site near you, go to or call the Hotline 1300 885000. I’ll be back just in time to send you all a reminder.


Resource Management Specialist,

 Posted by at 10:11 am